The French Dispatch, the trailer for Wes Anderson’s film

The French Dispatch, the trailer for Wes Anderson’s film

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Art

The most anticipated film of 2020 finally has a trailer. Wes Anderson will return to cinemas around the world on July 24th with The French Dispatch, a film that, from the first images released, seems not to abandon the style that made the American director famous.

We’re in France in the 50s and we follow the stories not only of the French Dispatch editorial staff, a weekly supplement of a local newspaper, but also the stories told on its pages. The film was born out of Wes Anderson’s love for The New Yorker, which he has been reading since he was a child and of which he keeps a large number of copies.

Anderson himself said:

The story is not easy to explain. It is about an American journalist who lives in France and creates his own newspaper. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a film about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you automatically talk about what happens in the real world.”

In addition, The French Dispatch truly presents an exceptional cast formed among others by Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux and Timothée Chalamet.

Watch the trailer below and discover the first images!

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Love Twitter, the Valentine’s Day Twitter campaign

Love Twitter, the Valentine’s Day Twitter campaign

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Art

What is love? 

We’re surrounded by it, we’ve read books and poems, studied artworks, listened to songs and watched movies full of love, but defining it always seems impossible. This year Twitter asked itself the same question and a few weeks ago it asked its users to share their opinions through the hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter.

The best answers, actually not the best but the truest ones, have been turned into billboards and hung in the subway stations of New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. 

The #LoveTwitter campaign, created just for Valentine’s Day, tries to represent the true thoughts that people have about love, couple’s life, marriage or the search for a soul mate. Users’ tweets are hilarious and are proof that true love is far from what we’ve always been told and that the famous “they lived happily ever after” is more a “they lived forever between ups and downs, laughter and misunderstandings, and a lot of irony”.  

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Ai Weiwei: Safety Jackets Zipped the Other Way

Ai Weiwei: Safety Jackets Zipped the Other Way

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 weeks ago · Art

Art belongs to everybody. Everybody has the ability to make art.

Not only social commitment but also the desire to make art a more democratic language.
The well-known Chinese artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei, in collaboration with the DIY shop HORNBACH, has created “Safety Jackets Zipped the Other Way“, his latest work.

Built inside one of the stores, and therefore visible to all customers, the structure of the installation is made of steel pipes and high visibility safety jackets tied together by their zips.
Ai Weiwei has found all the materials for the construction of the installation in the shop itself and he has also created a sort of booklet that works both as an art book, inside which you can find an interview with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and as a leaflet to build your own artistic installation with a certificate of authenticity.

The Chinese artist has also made a short film in which he talks about the whole initiative and the reasons that led him to work on this project.

I made this work for the public, for the people who are not necessarily museum goer or an art collector. The meaning can be created by anybody.

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Futura x Off-White™

Futura x Off-White™

Andrea Tuzio · 2 weeks ago · Art, Style

Game recognize Game. 

In the American slang this phrase defines a precise situation, when what we would call “one champion” recognizes another simply because he knows, knows the game and knows how to distinguish another immediately. 

Patti Astor, New York actress and performer, did exactly that. She realized that in the suburban culture of New York a number of writers had chosen to move away from pure lettering to create something new, original, personal. To use a phrase by Martin Scorsese quoted by Parasite director Bon Joon-ho, “the more personal something is, the more creative it will be“.

Patti Astor

In 1981 Astor opened the first art gallery in New York’s East Village entirely dedicated to the exhibition of works created by street artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring and Futura, precisely to “give voice” to a movement that from then on will be recognized globally from both an artistic and cultural point of view. 

The interconnections between art and fashion are countless and it is news today that Futura, New York artist and writer, has collaborated with Off-White™ to create two blazers: one characterized by a multicolor pattern, the other monochrome, both made in twill with details in clear retro style.


Virgil Abloh’s choice to choose Futura as a partner in a collaboration gives us the opportunity to go beyond the simple collabo and tell the New York artist.

Futura

A true legend of street art, Leonard Hilton McGurr, was born in New York in the mid-1950s: a cosmopolitan choir of tourists, “intellectuals”, students, hippies, while jazz and blues artists perform in nightclubs.
In the early ’70s its “disease” manifests itself. That real disease that leads him to express his art on the trains of lines 1 and 3 of the New York subway. The tag “Futura 2000” begins to be omnipresent and his artistic evolution is fast and strong, establishing himself as one of the most influential artists on the New York scene and beyond.

The art of his graffiti becomes something else, it transforms, it progresses assuming a clear visual code that reflects the canons of abstract expressionism.

The 90s were the beginning of Futura’s first collaborations with clothing companies, while in the early 2000s its artworks were transformed and adapted to the contemporary world: collectible toys and sneakers on everything. After collaborations with brands such as Nike, Supreme, The North Face, Undercover, A Bathing Ape, comes the one with the brand founded by Virgil Abloh that we imagine will certainly not be the last.

You can buy Futura Abstract Blazers from Off-White™ on SSENSE.

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NSFW illustrations by Joyce Lee

NSFW illustrations by Joyce Lee

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Art

Her name is Joyce Lee, known on Instagram – where she has more than 50 thousand followers – under the name of @joyceartworks, and she is an illustrator specialized in provocative and unequivocal drawings.

Her style is reminiscent of the advertisements of the 1940s in which, drawn with extreme realism and an abundance of pastel colors, perfect appeared housewives holding household cleaning products or cookbooks to cook the perfect dinner.

In Joyce Lee’s illustrations, however, these women are replaced by provocative subjects that sometimes can be simply half-naked bodies, other times the artist plays directly with female breasts and phallic forms.

These images coupled with a vintage style give life to nice, funny and anything but vulgar illustrations. In fact, looking at them you will also think that one or two hanging in your living room would look good on them.

Below you’ll find a selection of them, but to discover them all go to Joyce Lee’s Instagram profile and to buy one go to her website!

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